Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: The development of monitoring tools using LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) or other remote sensing techniques could be very valuable for GEM. These techniques could allow synoptic mapping of physical and biological phenomenon in the upper 50 meters of the water column over large areas of the northern Gulf of Alaska. The project's objectives are ambitious and broad-ranging, but first year costs are modest. An initial investment in FY 02 is recommended with reevaluation of the project for FY 03 funding when clarification of potentially large out-year costs can be better evaluated, participation by other agencies will be better known, and proposer Brown's overdue report from another project has been submitted. Fund FY 02 only.
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund Contingent
Executive Director Comments: Fund contingent on (a) receipt of a description of the deployment procedure intended to insure against loss of data and (b) submittal of overdue report (Project 99375). As recommended by the Chief Scientist, no commitment to FY 03 funding is being made at this time. This project will explore airborne remote sensing instrumentation as a monitoring tool for GEM. The FY 02 Invitation invited proposals to develop cost-effective data acquisition technologies that could be useful to GEM.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)